Happy Sunday everyone!
What. A. Day. Whew!
Any one of you have dogs? Small dogs perhaps? Small dogs who know that with a cute head tilt and sweet eyes they can get anything they want? Yeah, me too.
When Harlow and Hudson were just pups, I had a weakness for those sweet faces. Who am I kidding...I still have that weakness. That's why we have FOUR DOGS! Hellooooo?! Wake up, Heather. You have a problem.
Anyway, so each night I would start them off in their crates. Then they'd cry until I couldn't take it anymore and I'd let them out (first mistake). I'd put them in bed with me (second mistake), and then allow them to snuggle their cute little bodies against mine (third mistake) until we both fell asleep. Next thing I know, Harlow is about to turn 6 years old and is STILL sleeping in bed with me every night. It used to be no big deal, but 2 decent sized humans are now in that bed along with a 5 pound puppy who sleeps sideways. Isn't it crazy how the smallest dogs take up the most room? To top it all off, Hudson is always curled into the bend of my knee so that I feel guilty re-positioning throughout the night. The struggle is real.
Dane and I lost power this morning right around 5am due to some heavy storms we had over night. In my last post, I had mentioned how old our house was and how tiny the rooms were. I'd also like to point out that with our house being so freaking old, we have little to no proper insulation. So when the fans died this morning, it only took a few moments before I felt like I couldn't breathe any longer. The warm bodies from Harlow and Hudson, the sheet, ugh. I just couldn't do it.
We gathered all of the dogs and headed downstairs to the living room where it's always 10 degrees cooler, to try to finish our sleep. As usual, I took the smaller couch and Dane took the longer couch so that we could both stretch out. Well, silly me to think I could stretch out. I have 3 of 4 dogs who seem to need to be near me at all times. Harlow apparently wasn't feeling too well. Her stomach was making so many noises, I was just praying that she'd let me know if she needed to go outside. Hudson laid on the back of the couch and licked his paw so much, I'm not sure how there is still any hair there, and River didn't understand why we were going back to bed and kept bringing me her toy rope. Like, what the actual hell. Please be quiet and leave me alone.
The only good thing I'm seeing here is that I am getting fantastic practice for the family I'd like to have someday. I mean, after surviving four dogs, we can totally have four kids and rock it! Dane, are you listening?? ;)
For those of you who don't know, Dane has a serious fear of babies. Like, won't even reach out a hand for a high five if the child is under the age of 2. I'm working on it.
As I laid awake, I got to thinking about our living room and all of the updates I'd love to do in there. My mind went crazy with all of the possibilities, but the one that stuck as my first step was updating my couch pillows.
We've all had that couch that comes with the matching pillows. Although they're sure to match..BORRRRINNNGGG!!! Am I right?! So I took my boring beige pillow that came with my not so boring beige couch, and added a few other patterns to dress it up.
There needs to be a commen element. In this case, it's beige. The beige in the fern pillow helps tie it in while also adding a fun seasonal pop of color. You can find the two patterned pillows in my shop here.
Still, there is no right or wrong here. Not all palettes have to be the same or even brought together by a single pillow pattern. Sometimes it's nice to have just a few pillows that just compliment each other. Add a fun print and a texture, or even a few different sized patterns.
And the best thing about throw pillows is their price. You can so easily change them out for each season for minimal money out of your pocket. It's such an easy and inexpensive way to update your space!
Share photos of your favorite pillow combos in the comments below!
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-Meet Dane and Heather-
Life, Entrepreneurial, and Home Bloggers based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Follow along in the diary of our lives, as they started on Dresden Avenue.